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Weart, Spencer R. 1942-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 249 publications in 6 languages and 10,077 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC981.8.G56, 551.6
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Most widely held works by Spencer R Weart
The discovery of global warming by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 3,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Discovery of Global Warming Spencer R. Weart lucidly explains the emerging science, introduces us to the major players, and shows us how the Earth's irreducibly complicated climate system was mirrored by the global scientific community that studied it."--BOOK JACKET
Nuclear fear : a history of images by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of nuclear fear by Spencer R Weart ( )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After a tsunami destroyed the cooling system at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged the use of nuclear power. Germany announced it would close its plants by 2022. Although the ills of fossil fuels are better understood than ever, the threat of climate change has never aroused the same visceral dread or swift action. Spencer Weart dissects this paradox, demonstrating that a powerful web of images surrounding nuclear energy holds us captive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive our thinking and public policy. Building on his classic, 'Nuclear Fear', Weart follows nuclear imagery from its origins in the symbolism of medieval alchemy to its appearance in film and fiction. Long before nuclear fission was discovered, fantasies of the destroyed planet, the transforming ray, and the white city of the future took root in the popular imagination. At the turn of the twentieth century when limited facts about radioactivity became known, they produced a blurred picture upon which scientists and the public projected their hopes and fears. These fears were magnified during the Cold War, when mushroom clouds no longer needed to be imagined; they appeared on the evening news. Weart examines nuclear anxiety in sources as diverse as Alain Resnais's film 'Hiroshima Mon Amour', Cormac McCarthy's novel 'The Road', and the television show 'The Simpsons.' Recognizing how much we remain in thrall to these setpieces of the imagination, Weart hopes, will help us resist manipulation from both sides of the nuclear debate."--Back cover
Never at war : why democracies will not fight one another by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This lively book reveals a remarkable and tremendously important finding: fully democratic nations have never made war on other democracies. Furthermore, says the author, they probably never will. He analyzes for the first time every instance in history of a democracy confronting another with military force, from ancient Athens to modern America, and offers practical advice to ensure future peace. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Scientists in power by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of physics by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Leo Szilard by Leo Szilard ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected papers of great American physicists : the bicentennial commemorative volume of The American Physical Society 1976 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to build a sun by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains various aspects of the sun - its origin, physical properties, distance from the earth, and its importance as a source of heat and light
Light : a key to the universe by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses basic concepts of the physics of light, including light waves, the composition of light, its speed, and its significance in other branches of physics, and gives simple experiments which illustrate these concepts
La Grande aventure des atomistes français : les savants au pouvoir by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El calentamiento global : historia de un descubrimiento científico by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AIP study of multi-institutional collaborations ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AIP study of multi-institutional collaborations ( Book )
in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photoelectric eclipse observations of continuum and coronal line emission at the solar limb by Spencer R Weart ( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AIP study of multi-institutional collaborations ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physics circa 1900 : personnel, funding, and productivity of the academic establishments by Paul Forman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of physics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the field of solid-state physics - also referred to as condensed matter physics - which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The history of some exciting developments is told here in an easy-to-follow text, accessible to general readers, while maintaining standards of high scholarship
La coscienza si chiama Hiroshima : dossier sulla bomba atomica by Leo Szilard ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Weart, Spencer Richard.
ウィアート, S. R
ワート, スペンサーR
Languages
English (118)
French (5)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
Italian (2)
Maltese (1)
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